Menstrual period migraine

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Avatar n tn Does anyone here suffer from menstrual migraine, particularly with vertigo/dizziness? For the past few months, it seems about every two weeks - usually the week before and the week during my period - I get near constant dizziness. Sometime I'll get a one-sided headache, but not always. I usually often see tiny pinpoints of light now and then too - though they're not always associated with the vertigo or the headache.
Avatar f tn Most women don’t realize that their monthly periods can often trigger migraine headaches. If you experience migraines around the time of your monthly menstrual cycle, then we invite you to learn about a migraine study exclusively for women. To learn more, please click on this link to www.menstrualmigrainestudy.
1001420 tn?1281793049 And, when my chronic migraines are in remission or under control, I still get menstrual migraines... so, no matter what, I will always get at least one migraine before my period!
768044 tn?1294227036 Do you find that your migraine symptoms change around your period? Do you find that even the migraine pain itself changes around your period? The menstrual migraines I get are completely different from my regular migraines... every time I get one, I swear that it has nothing to do with a migraine... but my migraine medication (zomig) seems to do something although I quite often need to take it in combination with much more serious prescription pain killers.
Avatar n tn I have leg pain in the front of my thighs, both legs, that gets seriously bad about a week before my period and then for the first 3 days. Then I feel great until the cycle comes around again. Advil helps with menstrual cramps which I have always had, but does not really help the leg pain. Because it is cyclical, I thought it might be gynecological and so my doctor ordered a vaginal and pelvic ultrasound that was fine.
Avatar f tn Small doses of vasoconstrictors and anti-inflammatory drugs taken before and during menstrual period may prevent headaches. Take care and best regards.
Avatar f tn About 8 years ago, she underwent a hysterectomy, which she hoped would alleviate her migraine pain since they seemed to be related to her menstrual cycle. However, her migraines persist in a similar pattern occuring almost every month. She is not taking any hormone therapy. I am wondering what could be causing her migraines to continue, and were they even related to her menstrual cycle to begin with? Could her migrains have anything to do with the tubal ligation?
Avatar n tn Hi, Is the progesterone cream, that you are using, helping your menstrual migraine? What else have you tried for migraine? Prophylactic treatment with imitrex for 6 days begining two days prior to the onset of anticipated menstrual migraine is known to cut the chance of getting a migraine attack by half.You can discuss this option with your doctor.
Avatar f tn Sorry for the long post but there is a story leading to the question: 2 weeks ago I had a d&c for heavy and clotted menstrual cycles. A week later I ended up in the ER due to dramatically large clots and bleeding. The OBGYN on call was a doc that clashed with the ER doc. Despite me being symptomatic of hemorrhage and the ER doctor feeling I needed immediate surgery, the OBGYN decided to send me home because my hemoglobin was at the low end of normal.
Avatar n tn I have a long history of menstrual migraine. These have been violent episodes with throwing up sometimes for hours and then at least 3 days to re-cuperate fully. As I get closer to menopause, I started getting them any time of the month so I went on bio-identical estrogen and progesterone, the lowest dose. For a couple of months, this seemed to stablize my emotional ups and downs I was feeling and I was also able to consume a weak vodka tonic once in a while with no ill effects.
Avatar f tn Discuss with him/her the advantages of preventive migraine therapy in your case. Do the migraines occur more than twice a week ? Migraine headaches may be triggered by stress and even hormonal changes. Some migraineurs associate their headaches with their menstrual cycle. With a family history of stroke in the family . I suggest that you seek physician consult. Try to avoid known triggers and avoid travelling alone or driving alone.
Avatar f tn i tried botox and it actually made my migraines worse. silent migraine??? goawaypanic- since you have menstrual migraines ever thought about getting the mirena iud. it stops ur period. i have this birth control love it! this could stop the migraines around ur period if ur period is stopped. maybe ask ur doctor about that. furballsmom- im so glad botox works for u! how often do u get it?
Avatar f tn There are like 6 different families of migraine meds, so if one type stops working, there are more. My best advice is don't accept migraines as permanent, and keep fighting for solutions. If one thing doesn't work, move on and try different things. The thing that's so crummy about migraines is that they affect every aspect of your life, and the most effective method to tackle them is from all directions. Eat well, take vitamins, try yoga or meditation, medication, etc.
Avatar f tn Throughout the time that I have had them they have been more plentiful and severe at different times within this period. I am currently suffering from debilitating migraine headaches lasting anywhere from 4-7 days at least once a month. I suspect that they may be hormone related but I cannot be sure. I also experience visual aura on a daily basis particularly if it is sunny out. I tend to be very sensitive to light.
768044 tn?1294227036 oh no! Sorry to hear that your migraine tracker caught what mine had! LOL our migraine trackers must have migraines, hahaha. Or maybe they have the swine flu, LOL. But seriously, I've spoken to a few people at MedHelp and they said that they are working on fixing all of the migraine trackers. They should be back up before Sunday I think? Hopefully sooner!
Avatar f tn Does L-Lysine affect menstrual cycles? I've noticed since I have begun taking these vitamins I havent had a period and its been 3 months! Back in November, I was found to have a simple cyst on my right ovary and all of this didnt start happening until I started taking it. I would hate to stop since it has been very effective (along with Valtrex) with stopping me from having outbreaks. Does anyone just think it is a coincidence???? This is frustrating as I am trying to have a baby with my bf!
Avatar n tn I have not had a period since Aug, except twice and that was with the help of Provera. Month after month gets frustrating. Best of Luck to you!!
Avatar n tn Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. There might be two possibilities here that need to be evaluated thoroughly. First, one sided throbbing (or sharp) headache & orbital pain (eye pain) with numbness symptoms could be suggestive of migraine.
Avatar n tn My question relates to the duration of the recovery period after an episode of complicated migraine accompanied by hemiparesis. Five weeks ago my wife had a sudden, thunder-like, migraine attack during a meeting. She came back home and rested the whole evening with Advil. The next morning she woke up with her lips stretched to the right and still a very strong migraine. OK! we opted for the ER. She was seen right away and they give her Maxoran for the headache.
Avatar n tn She didn't know what to tell me. In her final notes she diagnosed me with a complicated migraine. During the appointment she said that a complicated migraine is gotten by 15 year olds. She said I'm far from 15. :) Then she goes to her colleague and they can't decide what's wrong with me. I was diagnosed by the ER with a TIA and then because they can't decide I feel she just labeled it a complicated migraine. It's ok not to know the answer.
Avatar n tn Hi there! Yes, Menstrual Migraines are a type of migraine! I get menstrual migraines, but I also get other types of migraines too so I don't take a medication that is specific for menstrual migraines. A medication that you should ask your doctor about is an acute medication that is specifically for menstrual migraines. It is called Frovatriptan. Frovatriptan belongs to a class of medication called triptans, and triptans are used to treat acute migraines.
Avatar f tn If your tablets does not help that much, prescription medications such as vasoconstrictors and anti-inflammatory drugs before and during menstrual period may help. Check with your doctor about this. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I know a change in sleep cycle can trigger migraine & stress is another trigger, besides menstrual hormones. I don't know if ocular migraines will show up on an MRI, but hopefully you can get some very serious migraine causers ruled out!
Avatar f tn what could cause shortness of breath during my menstrual cycle? this began when i was 11 years old and i've now been dealing with it for 28 years. some months are worse than others. it usually just lasts a few days but is miserable. it can begin a few days before my period starts or during my period. it seems to be a hereditary thing. my mother and grandmother had the same problem and my daughter also seems to have it. i've asked doctors about it and nobody seems to have any clue.
Avatar n tn The heart palpitations that occur before the menstrual period are due to rapidly fallilng estradiol levels. For some reason most doctors don't make the correlation.
586373 tn?1312035391 Please could you add migraine to the ovulation tracker. It's not just being used by women who are trying to conceive, it's being used for anything that can be hormonally related, and menstrual migraine is a biggie. It's not the same as headache, and simply charting headaches does not give a good overview of hormonally-based migraines (for instance, I can get headaches at any time, but migraine only during my period).
Avatar f tn Also, my doctor thought they were pre-menstrual, but this one came 10 days after my period. Grrrr. It was unusual in other ways, too. First off, the auras started at 9 PM on wednesday night, and my migraines are almost always in the morning or early afternoon. I didn't have any Relpax (my new triptan (eletriptan!)) on hand, so I took 10 mg of Zomig, hoping that if I took the higher dosage it would help. It did not.
Avatar f tn This has happened with every period in the last six months. It begins with a mild headache one to two days before my period begins, and I can take just one tylenol or Ibuprophen and it subsides. The one to two days into my period a headache begins again and this time it gets worse. Ibuprophen or Tylenol isn't helping at all. The more severe headache lasts from the time I get up until I go to sleep. It seems better in the morning and then comes on again.